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Use paper plates and colorful Crayola® Paint and Markers to design an original sun.
During a unit of study on the Aztecs, invite students to research the importance of the sun to the Aztec people. Find out how they were represented visually. Organize text and electronic resources for students to view on this topic. Provide time for students to share their research findings.
Invite students to create a personal interpretation of the Aztec sun. Begin by drawing rays of sun with Crayola Washable Markers on two paper plates. Cut out the rays with Crayola Scissors and save the cut-out triangles.
Ask students to cover their work areas with recycled newspaper. Mix Crayola Washable Tempera Paint to simulate Aztec colors. Paint both the fronts and backs of the rays, including the cut-out triangles. Dry.
Design sun god faces on the front of each paper plate using paint, markers, and cutout pieces. Dry paint overnight. Attach pieces with Crayola School Glue.
Outline the painted features with a black marker. Glue the back sides of the plates together with a string in the middle for hanging.
With a partner, students identify and discuss similarities and differences among the faces.
This powerful diorama pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate his historic civil rights speech on the step
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